Waking Bad

  • Aired:  01/10/12
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CNN's 5 a.m. program, "Early Start," stretches the bounds of what a news show can, and should, do. (4:13)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW LOOK, I WANT TO MAKE

SOMETHING VERY CLEAR.

WE HERE AT THE SHOW WE RAG ON

CNN A LOT MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY

ARE -- THEATERIBLE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WE'VE TENDED TO FOCUS ON THE

HOURS BETWEEN 7:00 A.M. AND

10:00 P.M. WHICH GIVES US REALLY

MORE MATERIAL THAN WE CAN

HANDLE.

DID YOU KNOW CNN HAS A SHOW ON

AT 5:00 A.M.

IT'S CALLED EARLY START AND THEY

ARE NOT AFRAID TO STRETCH THE

BOUNDS OF WHAT A NEWS SHOW CAN

DO.

>> ON THIS PROGRAM AS WE MOVE

FORWARD AND TRY OUT CRAZY IDEAS

ESSENTIALLY WE'RE GOING TO WAKE

SOME POOR SOUL UP, SOMEBODY

REALLY CONNECTED TO THE NEWS AND

HAS NO IDEA.

WE'RE EXERCISING OUR ROLODENES.

DROLODEXES.

>> Jon: THE IDEA IS TO CALL

SOMEONE YOU HAVEN'T ASKED.

WHAT COULD GO WRONG.

>> TODAY'S IS TERRY KENNEDY.

I HOPE SHE'S AWAKE.

[PHONE RINGING]

>> THIS IS GETTING EMBARRASSING.

>> Jon: GETTING EMBARRASSING,

YOU DON'T COLD CALL A KENNEDY AT

AK IN THE MORNING.

DO YOU HOW MANY UNEXPECTED

TRAGEDIES THIS FAMILY HAS

SUFFERED SNL I DON'T KNOW IF YOU

KNOW THIS BUT KENNEDYS ALMOST

NEVER GET GOOD NEWS FROM CNN AT

5:00 IN THE MORNING.

BUT WHATEVER IT'S ALREADY

RINGING.

>> SHE'S GOING TO ANSWER.

I'M SURE SHELL.

COME ON, KERRY.

>> HELLO?

>> HI IS KERRY THERE?

>> THIS IS ME.

>> HI, KERRY IT'S ASHLEIGH

BANFIELD CALLING.

>> GOOD MORNING.

>> YOU ARE ON THE AIR SO NO F

BOMBS.

HOW ARE YOU?

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Jon: HOW AM I?

I'M GETTING READY TO SAY

(bleep) REAL LOUD.

HOW AM I?

308 SECONDS AGO I WAS RIDING THE

DINOSAUR NAKED THROUGH MIDDLE

SCHOOL AND NOW I'M ON THE PHONE

WITH YOU.

THAT'S HOW (bleep) I AM.

DO THE INTERVIEW.

>> WE'VE SEEN BEAUTIFUL PICTURES

OF YOUR FATHER.

YOU WERE EIGHT YEARS OLD WHEN HE

WAS KILLED?

DO YOU STILL HAVE HAUNTING

MEMORIES OF EVERY CAMPAIGN?

>> Jon: ASH -- I LIKE YOU.

I GET IT YOU WANT TO HAVE IT

BOTH WAYS AND HAVE FUN AND HAVE

HARD NEWS.

KERRY KENNEDY COLD CALL.

YOU WERE EIGHT WHEN THEY SHOT

YOUR DAD.

ANY MEMORIES YOU WANT TO SHARE

WITH US?

ANSWER RIGHT NOW AND WIN TWO

TICKETS TO AEROSMITH.

THIS WILL IS CNN.

YOU ARE GOING TO DO A BIT LIKE

THAT YOU HAVE TO PICK A LANE.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

--

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

TRY THE BIT AGAIN.

TRY IT AGAIN.

>> HE'S A COMEAN, TV

PERSONALITY.

WE'LL DIE ALING HIM -- DIALING

HIM UP TO SEE HOW HE IS IN THE

MORNING.

>> Jon: CHUCK A COMEDIAN.

IT'S A FAMILY ASSASSINATION FREE

GUEST.

NOTHING IS GOING TO GO WRONG

HERE.

>> HELLO?

>> HELLO, CHUCK.

>> HELLO.

>> CHUCK THIS IS THE F.B.I.

CALLING.

>> NO.

>> THIS IS SOMEBODY ELSE.

>> THIS S- THIS CHUCK NICE.

>> HELLO?

HELLO.

OH, MY --

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> WRONG NUMBER.

>> Jon: BAD ENOUGH TO WRONG

NUMBER SOME POOR SCHMUCK AT 5

(bleep) IN THE MORNING THEN

TELL HIM YOU WERE THE F.B.I.

YOU KNOW WHERE HE WAS HALF HOUR

AFTER HANGING UP, GOING DOWN THE

FIRE ESCAPE.

THIS IS HIM NOW.

CNN WHY DON'T YOU STICK TO WHAT

YOU DO BEST?

AND AS SOON AS WE FIGURE THAT

OUT WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT IT

IS.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAU

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